The Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion

Past Events


November 4 - December 2, 2020: Nonviolent Communication Training 
A 5-week online training for USM Graduate Students.

September 11-12, 2020: Pandemic As Portal: Loving the Earth and Each Other in a Time of Crises
Dr. Brooke Lavelle, founder of the Courage of Care Coalition offered this two-day online retreat for social, racial, and environmental activists to help us connect and support each other’s work.

July-August 2020: Nonviolent Communication Training
A 5-week online training for USM faculty and staff. 

July 2020: Witnessing Circles
A 4-week online group for USM faculty and staff.

July 8 & 22, 2020:  Cognitive Reset I & II
Professors Vaishali Mamgain and Richard Bilodeau shared their research and introduced practices that engender empathy and enhance creativity and learning in this two-part workshop series for USM faculty.


Cultural Compassion and Radical Love with Dr. Lenwood Hayman 



Peeling Away the Masks with Dr. Monika Son


The Art of Seeing with Rev. Wolf Richards



Fierce Compassion with Dr. Kamilah Majied


Uncovering a Wellspring of Compassion with Dr. John Makransky


The Courage of Compassion with Dr. Brooke Dodson-Lavelle